ELEC ENG 7075 - Distributed Generation Technologies
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code ELEC ENG 7075 Course Distributed Generation Technologies Coordinating Unit School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 4 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Incompatible ELEC ENG 4062, ELEC ENG 3111 Course Description Introduction to distributed generation; Overview of distributed energy resources, including generator sets, combustion turbines, photovoltaic systems including converters and control (maximum power point tracking), microturbines, fuel cells and energy storage technologies; wind turbines, converter and control aspects; Principles of control of distributed generation systems; Electric power distribution systems, installation, interconnection and integration; Economic and financial aspects of distributed generation, the regulatory environment and standards.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Nesimi ErtugrulAssoc. Prof Nesimi Ertugrul
Phone: 8313 5465
Office: IW 3.54
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.X
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Understanding modern power system components and transformation 2 The types and roles of distributed energy resources 3 Principles and features Photo Voltaic (PV) Systems 4 Formulation of the mathematical models and the principles of maximum power point tracking 5 Control of PV Converter topologies and their connection 6 Principles of wind power, energy conversion and formulation 7 Control and connection of wind power systems 8 Battery storage systems and their applications 9 Industrial experiences in renewable energy integration
The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.
The course is designed to develop the following Elements of Competency: 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills
Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.
5, 7, 9
Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness
Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.
5, 7, 9
Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency
Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.
5, 7, 9
Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.
1-2, 4-6, 8-9
The following resources will be made available on the MyUni platform for your convenience:
Lecture Notes: These will be mostly uploaded before the start of the semester, with the remainder made available as we progress through the course.
Quiz Questions: Expect these to be posted on the MyUni website during the week specified in the timetable.Materials: Technical papers and short reports will also be posted on MyUni to supplement your learning and deepen your understanding of the course content.
Experiment Handouts: Handouts for two experiments will be provided on MyUni.Supporting
Please ensure to regularly check MyUni for these resources and updates.
Your active participation and engagement with these materials will greatly enhance your learning experience in this course.
Recommended ResourcesWhile the lecture notes provided for this course should be comprehensive for most students, some may wish to delve deeper into the topics or seek additional clarification.For such instances, a relevant book can be beneficial.
The following book, which aligns with some contents of the course material, is recommended for further reading and understanding:
G.M. Masters: "Renewable and Efficient Electric Power Systems", published by Wiley.
This book offers a wealth of knowledge and will be especially useful if you're grappling with the course material or have a keen interest in exploring the topics in greater depth.
Copies of this book are readily available in the Barr Smith Library. Whether you're seeking to enrich your knowledge or clarify concepts, this book or others can serve as a supplementary resource.
Remember, understanding is deepened not just by finding answers, but also by exploring different perspectives and broadening your informational horizons.
I will always be available to respond your questions as the subject is very topical and wide.
All course-related announcements will be made available through the MyUni platform.
You can find these updates on the MyUni announcement board.
In case of significant notices, an email will be sent to every participant in the course.
I strongly advocate for the utilization of the MyUni discussion boards for inquiries pertaining to the course material.
While anonymous postings are acceptable, offensive content is strictly prohibited.
Rest assured, I will make a concerted effort to address questions posted on the discussion boards as timely as possible.
For continuous assessment marks, we will employ the MyUni Gradebook.
It's essential for students to check the Gradebook consistently to verify that their marks have been accurately recorded.
I will provide video recordings on MyUni. Typically, these recordings become accessible within one working day following the lecture.
The major assignments and related material will also be available on MyUni.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe course material will be delivered via lectures, with supplementary problem-solving tutorials for reinforcement.
Prior to each lecture, students are expected to read the lecture material as well as attempt the given problems .
In addition to the 2 written quizzes (involving a number of questions related to the lecture notes), 2 major assignments will be delivered, which are organised to provide system design approach of two primary renewable energy sources (wind and solar PV).
Your assignment reports will also be used to examine your knowledge in an oral examination in
Finally, two laboratory practices are designed to introduce the fundamentals of renewable energy conversion systems.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
This is a 3 unit course. The University expects students to spend around 156 hours of work for a 3 unit course.
This corresponds to roughly 12 hours per week. The following breakdown is a guide only.
Some students will need to spend more time, some less.
Activity Contact Hours Non-Contact Hours Total Hours Lectures 2h/wk 3 (prep&revise) 60 Two Quizzes 2h 5 (prep&revise) 10 Two Major Asisgments 2h 20 (prep&write-up) 44 Two Lab Practicals 3h 10 (prep&write-up) 26 Oral examination 15min 4 (revisiting assignment reports) 8 TOTAL 148
Learning Activities SummaryIn addition to the learning activities in two major practicals and two
major asssignments, the following contents will be covered in the
DISTRIBUTED GENERATION TECHNOLOGIES
Points in History
Generation Landscape (US and Australia)
energy cost and the trend in installations of renewable energy systems
of Electricity Unit Price
overview of the power grid
components and communication structure of the current power grid
Grid Features and SA Blackout
and Power Plant Types
and Distribution System
in AC Grids
Measuring Solar Irradiation
Band-Gap Impact on PV Efficiency
Equivalent Circuits for PV Cells
Simple Equivalent Circuit of PV Cell
PV Cell Equivalent Circuit: Simple Equivalent Circuit
+ Parallel Resistor
PV Cell Equivalent Circuit: Simple Equivalent Circuit
+ Series Resistor
Better Equivalent Circuit
PV Cells to Modules-to Arrays
Cell to Modules
Modules to Arrays
The PV I–V Curve Under Standard Test Conditions
Fill Factor (FF)
Standard Test Conditions (STC)
Average efficiency of different PV panels
Bifacial PV Cells
Impacts of Temperature, Insolation and Electrical
Characteristics of PV Cells/Modules
Nominal Operating Cell Temperature (NOCT)
Unmatched Cells/Modules and Performance Ratio
Bypass and Blocking Diodes for Shade Mitigation
Maximum Power Point Tracking
Principles of MPPT Method
Issues on PV Systems and Cell and Module Level
Design, Installation Guidelines and Standards
The State of Art of the PV Technology
Best Research-Cell Efficiency & Module Efficiency
The Current State of the Art Module Efficiencies
Companies and Institutions Active in PV Cells and
Status of Wind Energy Growth
Types of Wind Turbine Systems
Major Components of Modern Wind Turbines
Wind Characteristics, Resources and Analysis of Wind
Physics of Wind Energy/Power in the Wind
Power in the Wind
Temperature and Altitude Correction for Air Density
Impact of Tower Height
Characteristic Features of Wind Turbines
The Betz Limit
Tip Speed Ratio (TSR)
Selection of Number of Blades
Wind Turbine Energy Production Estimates Using the
Previous Statistical Techniques
Idealized Machine Productivity Calculations using
Rotor Power of Turbine versus Speed Curves
Power versus Wind Speed and Torque Curves of Wind
How to Obtain Cp Curves
Idealized and Real Wind Turbine Power Curves
Wind Power to Electricity : Generators and Control
Yaw /Pitch Angle Control
Capacity Factor and Wind Farms
Wind Farm Incident Categories
Wind Turbine Incidents Just in 2020
Distributed Energy Resources, Microgrid
Fault currents and protection
Distributed generation and future network
Non-Conventional Problems of Renewable Sources
More Power Electronics, THD
Reverse Power and Voltage Variation
Power System Inertia
Load Duration Curves (LDC) and Changing Characteristics
Principles and components
Applications, FCAS, VPP, Community Level
Future: WBG devices and transformerless substations
Specific Course RequirementsLaboratory clothing restrictions apply to the workshop sessions:
Closed-toe shoes; covered shoulders; long hair must be tied back.
In addition, students must remove all hand and wrist based jewellery (including material bracelets), and must not eat or drink in the laboratories.
Failure to adhere to these requirements will result in your removal from the laboratory.
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* The specific due date for each assessment task will be made available each week.This
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Assessment Related RequirementsNo hurdle in this course.
Assessment DetailSee the time table and assessment page uploaded.
SubmissionAll written typed submissions to formative assessment activities are to
be submitted via the course site on the specified date that will be
anounced each week. All assessments will marked and returned to for provision of feedback to students.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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